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Driving Change


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Our Mission

Children at Risk serves as a catalyst for change to improve the quality of life for children through strategic research, public policy analysis, education, collaboration, and advocacy.

What We Do

Data & Research

We use research and data to understand the needs of Texas children and their families. This research drives our advocacy agenda and helps us develop evidence-based policy recommendations.

Policy Advocacy

Research and data alone are not enough to drive change for children. We use our research to develop policy recommendations that have the most impact and speak up to inform policymakers.


We work better together. We rely on partners across the state to support our research and data collection, provide regional insights, and amplify our advocacy efforts through collective action.

Upcoming Events & Activities


Anti-Human Trafficking Rally Day

Human trafficking occurs in every region of Texas and impacts all of us. CHILDREN AT RISK (C@R) and our allies will be presenting new data on human trafficking as well as providing new insights on the needs and issues facing our areas of the state.

february 14

Equity Rally Day

 C@R, along with advocates, experts, and community members, will join together for a rally on the South Steps of the Capitol to highlight how inequities are hurting kids across the state and what can be done to minimize them.

March 7-12

Cuba Learning Tour

On behalf of CHILDREN AT RISK will lead a learning tour March 7 – 12, 2023 to educate guests and staff on health, education and welfare issues facing children in Havana, Cuba and how it applies to children in the U.S.  

March 21

Early Childhood Education Rally Day

C@R along with families, childcare providers, business communities, nonprofit organizations, and other key stakeholders will join together to highlight the importance of access to quality affordable child care to working families and the Texas Economy.

The Latest from C@R

Early Childhood Education Rally Day

Child care small businesses have been pushed to the brink, and Texas families and businesses are feeling it. Over 20% of child care providers in the state closed from March 2020-September 2021. CHILDREN AT RISK (C@R) along with families, child care providers, business...

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Equity Rally Day

For children in Texas, outcomes remain dependent on where they grow up, their race, their ethnicity, and how much money their parents make. CHILDREN AT RISK along with advocates, experts, and community members will join together to highlight how inequities are hurting...

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Anti-Human Trafficking Rally Day

As the effects of the pandemic have rippled through our economy and our society, vast numbers of children and adults are becoming increasingly vulnerable to exploitation. Human trafficking occurs in every region of Texas and impacts all of us. Our state faces many...

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Our Causes

Early Education

K-12 Education

Human Trafficking

Health & Nutrition

New American Children

Family Well-Being


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